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Republic National Distributing Company

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Warehouse/Distribution Division

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This facility is the new Virginia office/distribution facility for Republic National Distributing Company, which moved from an existing location in the Richmond, Virginia area. The purpose was to create a signature local appearance for a national distributor of wine and spirits. The facility is located on major highway corridor fronting US 1 and the rear of the building facing I-95.

The majority of the office portion of the building is oriented with a due west exposure. The intent of the design was to limit the level of sunlight penetrating into the building during peak hours. An unintended benefit we were able to increase the mezzanine square footage with the three degree outward tilt of the panels without increasing the footprint. The other unintended consequence of the design is the vertical orientation of entrance panels creates an optical illusion where the leaning panels appear to be vertical and the panels at the entrances appear to be leaning inward.


Project Specifics

Total Panels (Single Building)
175 panels
Project Floor Area
302,000 sq ft
(28,056 sq m)
Tallest Panel
46 ft 0 in
(14.02 m)
Widest Panel
25 ft 0 in
(7.62 m)
Heaviest Panel
280,000 lbs
(127,006 kg)

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Founded in 1986, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method.

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